Jofra Archer picks the toughest batsman he has bowled to in T20s

Ish Sodhi interviewed Jofra Archer in the 7th episode of the Royals Podcast on Sunday.

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Jofra Archer. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Most of the cricketers across the world were supposed to be in India now to play in the IPL for eight different franchises. But the Coronavirus threat has made them stay at home even as the much-awaited T20 tournament has been suspended until further notice. However, to stay in touch with their fans, the franchises have been going live with the cricketers on social media.

Likewise, the Rajasthan Royals have begun a series ‘Royals Podcast’ in which their spin consultant and New Zealand cricketer Ish Sodhi interviews different players of the team. On Sunday, it was the pace bowler Jofra Archer’s turn to answer some of the tricky questions.

During the chat, the Barbados-born cricketer was asked to pick the toughest batsman he has bowled to in T20 cricket thus far and without much hesitation, he chose India opener KL Rahul.

Rahul got the better of me most of the times, says Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer recalled the way Rahul batted against him in the IPL and felt that he is the only batsman among all to have outsmarted him so far most of the times. “Obviously, KL Rahul. He has got me a couple of times when we played Kings XI Punjab. So, I would definitely go with him. I cannot really put my finger on another one. It’s just him who has probably got the better of me most of the times,” he said.

Here’s the video:

KL Rahul has been in the form of his life especially in the shortest form of the game over the last few months. He was brilliant during India’s home season and then extending his good form on New Zealand tour as well pummelling the bowlers. Ish Sodhi also acknowledged the same stating that the Indian batsman got better of him earlier this year taking advantage of the small boundaries.

The Karnataka player is also having a great IPL season for the last two years and was set to lead the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 2020 edition of the competition. But he will have to wait to gain that experience as the world has come to a standstill due to the pandemic.